May 24, 2013
'When things go bad, union leaders leave while workers lose their jobs,' CFK says
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner urged union leaders to be “responsible” during salary negotiations, and reminded them that “when things go bad, union leaders leave and continue to live well while workers lose their jobs.”
“I’m talking about those union leaders who have a great responsibility, and when things get messy and everyone starts yelling to see who’s more powerful, when things go bad, union leaders leave and continue to live well while workers lose their jobs,” she said during a ceremony at the Government House.
“Everyone should pitch in with whatever they can,” she urged as she assured that the recent salary improvements were a result of the macroeconomic model and not an accomplishment of someone who did or didn’t go on strike.”
She continued by asking “if anyone remembered who the CGT secretary general was during the Perón administration.”
“Most people don’t remember,” she added.
The President made these statements as she continues her confrontation with CGT leader Hugo Moyano.